Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:44 UTC
Windows Jeff Atwood: "In the post PC era, Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8, desperately trying to serve two masters with one operating system. The traditional mouse and keyboard desktop is no longer the default; it is still there, but slightly hidden from view, as the realm of computer nuts, power users, and geeks. For everyone else, the Metro UI puts an all new, highly visual touch and tablet friendly face on the old beige Wintel box. Will Microsoft succeed? I'm not sure yet. But based on what I've seen so far of Windows 8, its pricing, and the new Surface hardware - I'm cautiously optimistic." So am I. However, a lot - and I mean a lot as in 'everything' - will depend on the quality of the Metro applications. So far, the quality has been utterly abysmal, both for first and third party ones. Microsoft is promising Metro application goodness for RTM, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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RE[3]: Comment by andih
by tidux on Tue 10th Jul 2012 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by andih"
tidux
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2011-08-13

Not on PowerPC! 9.0-RELEASE has exactly ZERO binary packages for PPC. I tried putting FreeBSD on a G4 iMac I found at the recycling center, but between the green and blue channels not working at all for color in console mode (pink on white is possibly the worst colorscheme for a backlit terminal in the history of mankind) and the lack of binary packages, I gave up and put Debian Wheezy on it. Everything works flawlessly now, including sound, Firewire, and 24-bit color depth.

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